Four photographs from my series A Catalogue of Errors are currently showing at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. The show features new works in their collection and is on until December 4. 


Recent video work Gaps in the Persistent Hisswith sound by Malvern Brume, will premiere as part of Experiments in Cinema: A Celebration of International Cinematic Experimentation.  

The film festival, based in New Mexico, is online from May 1-22 at www.experimentsincinema.orgGaps… is in Programme 12.

Gaps in the Persistent Hiss is a journey through a landscape, both sonically and visually. Through the combination of experimental music and a hand-held telescopic lens, this video presents a radically discontinuous, almost hallucinogenic experience, gradually revealing a primordial dimension to the world. It squeezes the visible through the material funnel of the lens, unfolding it on the other side to reveal a new perspective.

Experiments in Cinema, recently featured in the Millennium Film Journal and Senses of Cinema magazine, was voted one of the top 10 experimental film festivals in the world.

Film projection MOCA London
Front windows May 14 – 16

113 Bellenden Road
London SE15, 4QY ​

Relaxation and Nothingness
May 14 – 16,  9 – 11pm 

a film by Denise Hawrysio with sound by John Wynne will be projected (after sundown) on the front windows of MOCA London. This work was developed from a live Zoom intervention made during the first London lockdown.

Relaxation and Nothingness is closer to painting than to traditional narrative. It exploits the specificities of time and technology, almost making itself, in the tradition of the structural filmmaking experiments.

Special Collections of Troublemaking
at  Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths
Thursday 17 January from 6 to 8pm 
The opening will include a screening of work by Karen Finley and Monica Ross
and a new video by me with live performance by Petri Huurinainen.

Screening of Character Actresses A-K from Spotlight Project

at Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Art, Wednesday February 14th, 2018 – 3 to 4pm

My re-casting of the 1987 Spotlight directory evokes the spirit of surrealist collage, embracing Andre Breton’s definition of Surrealism as a disruptive “juxtaposition of two more or less disparate realities” or, in this case, two more or less disparate faces. The audio component is inspired by the sound poetry of Kurt Schitters’ Ursonate, 1922–32, where language is broken down into its abstract parts, read by Eleanor Vonn Brown.

Research trip to Copenhagen for installation work for late 2018, which will be part of the permanent exhibition for the Museum of Copenhagen; curated by Jakob Parby and architect Johan Carlsson, from JAC studios.  Johan Carlsson curated an earlier wall installation called “A place of Contemplation” which was at RACA gallery in 2005, which will now be part of the Museum of Copenhagen. The installation is part of the theme of public resistance, and the resulting difference alternative communities which formed in Copenhagen over the last 20 years.

Denise Hawrysio

There used to be a me

Camberwell College of Art, UAL

45-65 Peckham Road, London

May 24 to June 9, 2017

Denise Hawrysio is clearly interested in situating her work within borderline situations whereby meaning arises through the experience, exposing complex and paradoxical identities, probing perceived and subliminal ideals of socially secure ideologies. And therefore this small but powerful exhibition at the Camberwell College library, which takes its title from Peter Sellers who once said, “I could never be myself… You see, there is no me. I do not exist… there used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed” to Kermit the Frog during his 1978 appearance on The Muppet Show, is entirely fitting into todays social media driven world.

Hey punk what are you doing with that flower in your hand?
Hawrysio and Hawrysio, photographs, January 10 to February 5, 2017

In this exhibition artist Denise Hawrysio has reproduced some of her late father’s poetic photographs. The negatives selected by Denise all have some form of photographic mishap such as flash or shutter malfunction, darkroom accidents or fingers in front of the lens. She has also continued her father’s experiments by printing black and white photography through colour processes and by reproducing the resulting images as a series of repetitive variations.

Curated by Richard Ducker
103b Dalston Lane
E8 1NH

An evening of music and film to mark the launch of Petri Huurinainen’s album ‘Exile Nothing’. The event takes place in Rye Wax, a very cool record shop and a club space in the basement of the Bussey Building in Peckham. There will be two live acts, Bouche Bee and a video collaboration myself and Petri Huurinainen.
Free entry

Sunday October 16, at 5pm to 8pm

6pm Bouche Bée
6.30 A short film by Denise Hawrysio and sound by John Wynne
7pm Petri Huurinainen

Rye Wax 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London, United Kingdom